Your careers programme:  Careers Overview 21-22.pdf

Ark Alumni Join now

Ark has launched an alumni programme which will enable former pupils to keep in touch with their old school, inspire other pupils, be an Ark ambassador and network with other former students. After completing their GCSEs, our Year 11 students can join the online platform and download the app which offers a wide range of benefits and resources. With over 5,000 former Ark students, the programme can support ex students by providing financial assistance, help to develop skills, and provide an invaluable peer network. It can also assist in finding graduate jobs, internships and apprenticeships with over 300 of the world’s top employers

In addition, Ark Alumni is offering a number of students work experience this summer, where you could gain valuable marketing, communications and program design skills and experience, and help to further develop the platform. You will also be able to engage with your peers in contributing and expanding the community.

Every student is offered a chance to sign up when they collect their GCSE results. To stay connected go to the Ark Alumni site, fill in the online form and submit. Your request will be approved within 24 hours and you will receive an email with a link to activate your profile. You can also download the mobile app, and log int to access resources and opportunities and post on the platform.

If you are interested in this then please click here

Where can a subject take me?

Art and Design.pdf

Biology.pdf

Chemistry.pdf

Computing Science.pdf

English.pdf

Geography.pdf

History.pdf

Mathematics.pdf

Modern Languages.pdf

Physics.pdf

Letter from Michelle Donelan MP to students

Please read a letter from Michelle Donelan, Minister of State for Further and Higher Education, to students about the education, training and work choices available to young people after they finish their GCSEs, to coincide with National Careers Week 2022: Letter to Students

Apprenticeships:

  • What is an Apprenticeship?
  • A genuine job with a linked assessment and skills development programme
  • A way for young people to earn while they learn
  • Generally, 80% of time spent working and 20% of time in college/being assessed
  • Contract of employment including holiday pay
  • Available at a number of levels across a wide range of occupations and sectors
  • A viable alternative pathway for students who wish to enter the world of work rather than continue in full time education

Want to apply?

Open Day:

For the latest open days in Birmingham and Solihull, please click here

Personal statements 

How to write a personal statement.pdf

Examples of personal statements:

Personal Statement example A.pdf

Personal Statement Example B.pdf

Unifrog: 

Y11 Unifrog launch.pdf

Please click on the link below to login to your Unifrog account. 
https://www.unifrog.org/ 

When you have logged in, you will be able to access the careers and subject library. 

Careers library, skills and personality tests, applications and much more.  Please check out the slides on how to use Unifrog here